Dr Mumbo

Why is TV getting so dark? No seriously, why is it?

Dr Mumbo was delighted to see Fairfax Media’s video team tackling one of those questions which, while click-baity, is something which bothers most TV viewers – why exactly is TV getting darker?


Interest piqued the video link was clicked. Sadly, two minutes later Dr Mumbo was still none the wiser.

After sitting through a 15 second ad for…something or other, possibly soup?…the video proper started, and turned out to be several clips from shows like Game of Thrones, True Detective, Daredevil and even Home & Away all strung together.

Frustratingly, what the good folk in the video team forgot to do was actually come up with an answer to the question.

So Dr Mumbo hopes someone reading this can come up with an answer to the question, which we’ll forward onto the Fairfax team for part two of what’s shaping up to be an enthralling series.


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